Thursday, February 16, 2012


Our ship, the Pride of America, is docking. No tender boats today! Tendering is not fun with so many people aboard. LuAnn had her best calamari ever yesterday at the Kona Restaurant. Tonight will be dinner at the Tappanyaki, an NCL favorite. Today will be exploration of Kau'i.

The Pride of America is the only American registered cruise ship. Its crew is almost all American. We wondered how that would compare to all of the ships that hire crew from other nations but we really haven't noticed much difference. Americans just might be a little slower and a little lazier but that is to be expected!

They are not able to hire all Americans even though we have high unemployment. Some people just aren't cut out for working on cruise ships for 3, 6 or 9 month contracts away from home.

The Hawaiian people are very laid back and take life at life's pace. They don't try to speed it up and they don't seem to slow it down.

Dr. Beach ranked the Marriott Duke Kamayamaya beach the third best in the USA.

Have a great day!

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